Basement Flooring Buying Guide
Learn about the best water-resistant basement flooring for a dry and comfortable home. From vinyl flooring and engineered hardwood flooring to subfloors, find out everything you need in our Basement Flooring Buying Guide.
Moisture CheckIt is important that you survey your basement floor before hiring anyone to install your floors. Moisture checks need to happen before flooring is put down. You can easily do this by taping a cut open garage bag to the floor and sealing all the edges with tape. After 48 hours, check under the bag for moisture, if there is moisture on the bag that means you have a problem with moisture in your basement.
You can solve moisture issues in your basement by hiring a professional to seal any leaks, insulate pipes, install a fan, or purchase a dehumidifier or sump pump.
From checking drainage to sealing your basement walls and floors, we walk you through what it takes to prevent foundation repair and a leaky basement.
Whether solid or engineered, birch, maple, oak, or another exotic species, hardwood flooring is always a great choice. Find out more with our Hardwood Buying Guide.